Practice Vision

Mission

To expand the current practice of Cardiology Care for Children. Cardiology Care for Children will provide excellent clinical care with the goal of achieving optimal outcomes for children with cardiovascular disorders. Cardiology Care for Children will coordinate complex care and support families, as well as participate in innovative clinical research.

Patient Comes First

Cardiology Care for Children is committed to highest standards of excellence in clinical services and research. We have developed a model of customized, quality care through multidisciplinary translational studies and the integration of genomics into clinical practice. Cardiology Care for Children encourages a high level of family participation and education. We provide treatment for the full spectrum of cardiovascular conditions, including structural heart disease, cardiomyopathies, familial hyperlipidemias, hereditary arrhythmias, and acquired heart diseases.

Patient Services and Coordinated Care Teams

Training and experience have equipped Dr. Chowdhury to meet the diverse challenges of pediatric cardiac care. A passion for improving the health and lives of children is the bedrock of Cardiology Care for Children. Our practice is currently staffed by a team of registered nurses, technicians, and sonographers led by Dr. Chowdhury who oversees the care of each child and coordinates care with a network of committed subspecialists in genetics, pulmonary medicine, orthopedics, ophthalmology, audiology, and gastroenterology. Cardiology Care for Children will provide office and hospital consultations as well as various non-invasive, diagnostic tests, including electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, Holter monitoring, Stress electro- and echocardiograms, ambulatory blood pressure, event monitoring, and lipid management.

Compassion

Parents who care for a child with heart disease face extraordinary stress that pervades every aspect of family life. Cardiology Care for Children provides compassionate support to families that ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved with respect, dignity, and transparent communication.

Community

We are dedicated to local underserved communities. We tailor services to a diverse community of individuals and families—including the uninsured and underinsured patients who struggle financially or geographically to access secondary and tertiary level cardiac care.

Research

We are committed to local and international research. Dr. Chowdhury’s research interests are shaped by the needs of the children she serves. These interests include, but are not limited to, understanding the phenotypic manifestations and treatment of genetic cardiovascular disorders disorders prevalent among regional Amish and Mennonite (Plain) populations, such as syndromic congenital heart disease (e.g. Ellis-van Creveld and Weill-Marchesani syndromes), genetic cardiomyopathies (e.g. SLC25A4, LMNA, DSP), hereditary arrhythmias (e.g. junctional ectopic tachycardia, long QT syndrome), and familial hyperlipidemia (e.g. APOB). In addition to this regional community focus, Dr. Chowdhury engages in broader-reaching projects involving sudden cardiac death, pulse oximetry screening of newborns, and molecular autopsy.